Generic Vytorin is a medicine of high quality which is used for treating high cholesterol along with a cholesterol-lowering diet in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Generic Vytorin works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that your body absorbs from your meals which reduces the chance of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Generic Vytorin contains a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin. Ezetimibe reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the body. Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." It reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Take Generic Vytorin by mouth with a drink of water. You may take Generic Vytorin with or without food.
Do not take the tablet with grapefruit juice; orange juice may be used instead. It is best to take your dose in the evening hours (like with the evening meal) or at bedtime.
Take your Generic Vytorin doses at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Vytorin suddenly.
Vytorin Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Vytorin and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.
Store at a room temperature between 4 and 30 degrees C (39 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Vytorin More Info
Active Ingredient: Simvastatin Ezetimibe.
Other Ingredients: Butylated Hydroxyanisole Nf, Citric Acid Monohydrate Usp, Croscarmellose Sodium Nf, Hypromellose Usp, Lactose Monohydrate Nf, Magnesium Stearate Nf, Microcrystalline Cellulose Nf, And Propyl Gallate Nf,
Do not take Generic Vytorin if you are allergic to Generic Vytorin components.
Be very careful with Generic Vytorin if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Generic Vytorin can harm your baby.
Be careful with Generic Vytorin if you suffer from or have a history of liver or kidney disease, if you have diabetes, a thyroid disorder or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.
Do not take Generic Vytorin together with cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); danazol (Danocrine); gemfibrozil (Lopid); nefazodone (an antidepressant); the antibiotics clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), and telithromycin (Ketek); the antifungal medications itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and posaconazole (Noxafil); or the HIV/AIDS medications atazanavir (Reyataz), darunavir (Prezista), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), saquinavir (Invirase), and tipranavir (Aptivus).
Be careful with Generic Vytorin if you are taking amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide); diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem); ranolazine (Ranexa); verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), colchicine (Colcrys); digoxin (Lanoxin); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); fenofibric acid (Fibricor, Trilipix), or fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide); antifungal medications such as fluconazole (Diflucan) or voriconazole (Vfend); medicines that contain niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and others); drugs that weaken your immune system, such as steroids, cancer medicine, or medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf); or any other "statin" medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or other medication that contains simvastatin (Simcor, Zocor).
If you also take cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid), avoid taking them within 2 hours after or 4 hours before you take Generic Vytorin.
Avoid large amounts of grapefruit juice.
Keep low-cholesterol and low-fat diet.
Do not stop taking Generic Vytorin suddenly.